Many families choose to have a visitation at the church an hour prior to worship. If so, we have tables, easels, and TV monitors for pictures as needed. It is suggested that going to the cemetery be done after the refreshment/lunch time or on another day.
It is helpful but not necessary to come to this meeting with an idea about the number of people who might attend, 7-14 pictures you might like used in the funeral bulletin, thoughts about using a slideshow before and after the worship, biography in the bulletin, and who if anyone besides the pastor might speak at the funeral. If a slide show is desired, it is the responsibility of the family to create the slide show and bring it to the church 24 hours ahead of time.
It is expected that all honorariums and fees be paid at the time of the funeral. If financial assistance is needed, please speak with the pastor. Many honorariums and fees are part of pre-planned funerals. Check with your funeral director ahead of time to determine if they are part of the pre-arrangement. An invoice for food expenses will be presented to the family on the day of the funeral. See below for a list of honorariums and fees.